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Staff members of Local NGO Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) in the Kibera slum, Nairobi, on March 20, 2020. Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

Predicting COVID-19: what applying a model in Kenya would look like

Models can predict the risk and spread of diseases and establish the time and place to implement optimal prevention and control mechanisms.
Fluorescence microscopy of mycobacteria. Michael A. Reiche, Timothy J. de Wet, Ryan Dinkele and Digby F. Warner

TB: Scientists know a great deal, but there’s still more to learn

Scientists need greater understanding of the bacterium's basic biology, as well as more about how it is spread from one individual to the next.
An activist poses for the camera outside Botswana High Court which ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in June 2019. Tshekiso Tebalo/AFP via Getty Images

Africa’s policies hold key to LGBT rights on the continent: here’s how

Predominant public sentiment remains largely anti-homosexual and overshadows constitutionally guaranteed rights in Africa.
Donkey carries water for pastoralists in Marsabit, Kenya. Kandukuru Nagarjun/Flickr

Why Kenya has banned the commercial slaughter of donkeys

Ejiao, a traditional Chinese medicine, is what's driving demand for donkey skins the most. It consists of gelatin that is extracted from boiled donkey hides.
The links between people, animals and the environment call for a new approach to health. Shutterstock

Rwanda is training health workers for an interconnected world

The interdependency between humans, animals and the environment is becoming more pronounced. This calls for an interdisciplinary approach to health problems.
Viral sequences related to known human coronavirus outbreaks have been identified in horsehoe bats. Dr. Low de Vries

Why it’s important to study coronaviruses in African bats

Understanding the many factors that may play a role in spillover of pathogens from bats to humans requires systematic surveillance of bat populations.

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